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They balconean to parties that refused to donate budget to the health

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The president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, in the National Palace, during his video to celebrate the approval of the T-MEC by the Canadian Lower House. Image: Video Capture

MEXICO CITY

After reiterating his call to political parties to donate half of their prerogatives or the equivalent in kind to combat Covid-19, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that until now only Morena and the PES accepted the proposal.

This morning at a conference, the president questioned whether to think first about politics and not about the well-being of the people in the face of a health emergency such as the one currently being experienced and in which 141 people have already died.

He stressed that Morena gave 785.6 million pesos, half of his budget, to face the Covid-19; meanwhile, the PES, in addition to donating half of its resources, is considering reducing its budget and donating three months’ salary for its legislators.

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“Don’t be mad, the parties are public entities according to the Constitution,” said the president.

López Obrador indicated that the PRI agreed to deliver half of its budget, but if a trust is made between INE and civil society, for which he said that he expects it to be carried out as soon as possible.

He also stated that his administration will be aware of the bill proposed by the PAN to directly buy and deliver the medical equipment, this after rejecting the Executive’s call.

“Well, then that they present the initiative and we are going to follow up on it to see when it is fulfilled,” said the president.

Meanwhile, the PRD also refused to hand over half of its prerogatives; however, it will ask the INE if it can deliver donations in kind to foundations.

López Obrador regretted that the Green Ecologist, Labor, New Alliance, Humanist and Citizen Movement parties have not responded.

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